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john mccain tuesday about immigration reform. he made the announcement after meeting the mexican president. the senator is one of eight working on a bill. he said there are still areas of significant disagreement with the presidents but he is optimistic legislation can be passed that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >>> the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the presid
change, like the one john mccain and joe lieberman worked on a few years ago, but if congress won't act soon to protect future generations, i will. i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution, repair our communities for -- repair or communities for climate change and speed toward more sustainable choices of energy. in four years ago other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it and we begun to change that. last year wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in america. let's generated even more. solar energy gets cheaper by the year, let's drive down costs even further. as long as countries like china goes on clean energy, so must we. in the meantime, the natural gas boom has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence. we need to encourage them. that is why my administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. that has to be part of the all above plan, but i also wanted to work with this congress to encourage the research and tec
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